Mushrooms Course / Fungus Foray

This is a full day mushroom course going into more depth than our fungus walks. It is still however, suitable for beginners who want to know more about identifying wild mushrooms / fungi. While a foray to look for fungi is still part of the day, it is one component of a full programme including talks, workshops and an identification quiz!

Our approach is not just to show you lots of species and tell you what they are, but to get you to understand why they are a particular species and how to identify them using simple tools. We have a permit from the Forestry Commission to run educational mushroom events in The New Forest. In line with the terms of our permit, this is NOT a trip to gather the biggest haul of edible species possible but is about giving you identification skills and teaching you sustainable, safe and legal practices.

Fungus Foray Agenda


  • Introductory talk


  • Foray - a walk through a variety of habitats to locate and collect as wide a range of fungi / mushrooms as possible


  • Lunch
  • Preparation and sampling of edible fungi / mushrooms
  • Talk on "Eating Wild fungi"
  • Workshop - fungi / mushroom identification
  • Identification quiz

We will provide tea and coffee but you should bring a packed lunch.


This day course runs from 9:30 AM - c. 5:00 PM.


Places on the fungus forays are £70 per person.


The maximum number of participants on the forays is 18.

Take a look

See a blog post on one of our Fungus Foray's.

Dates / locations

The fungus forays start at a village hall in The New Forest in Hampshire and will give you exact details in advance of your course.

06-Oct-18The New Forest, HampshirePlaces available
07-Oct-18The New Forest, HampshirePlaces available

Our New Forest fungi events are by kind permission of The Forestry Commission.


Fungi species identification with our expert.
Fungi species identification with our expert.
Preparing edible mushrooms on a mushroom / fungi course
Preparing edible mushrooms on a fungus foray.
A beautiful Scarlett Hood fungus, a member of the Waxcap family.
A beautiful Scarlett Hood fungus, a member of the Waxcap family.